What is Pecha Kucha?

The name “Pecha Kucha” comes from a Japanese phrase that means “the sound of chit chat.”  It was created as a way for people to meet and talk about their ideas.  Presentations are made up of a slideshow of 20 images, with each image shown for exactly 20 seconds.  This 20×20 format makes every presentation 6 minutes and 40 seconds long.  Why was it created this way, you ask?  It keeps presentations short, fast-paced, and entertaining!

Check out this video of a Pecha Kucha presentation that explains what a Pecha Kucha presentation is:

What can people present on?

The key to a great presentation is to present on something you love or feel passionately about. A lot of people use Pecha Kucha presentations to talk about their latest creative ideas, while others share personal stories and life lessons they have learned along the way.  For this year’s IDPD Event, we would like people to have a disability-related theme to their presentations.

Here are a few examples of Pecha Kucha presentations performed at last years event:

  1. Kuen Tang
  2. Ray Royer
  3. Dr. Heidi Janz
  4. Disability Employer Connections (DEC)
  5. Dr. Gary Faulkner


Download our PechaKucha FAQ :  (Click here to download)


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2016 PKA 3 Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 13th – Q & A PechaKucha Ability 3 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm Rm 1202  CN Tower
  • ​Tuesday, September 27th – DEADLINE for Applications to Present Pecha Kucha Ability 3 WITH 250 Word Brief Description & 8-10 IMAGES
  • Tuesday, October 11th – Selection Committee to Choose Presenters Pecha Kucha Ability
  • Tuesday, October 25th – DEADLINE for Chosen Applicants to submit the Title of Presentation AND 20 FINAL HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES​
  • Tuesday, November 15th – MANDATORY – MOCK PRESENTATION to Pecha Kucha Ability 3 – 1:00-3:30 pm Rm 1202 CN Tower


Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Ramada Edmonton Hotel and Conference Centre
11834 Kingsway, 119th Street and Kingsway, Edmonton, AB T5G 3J5

Note: Parking, admission and lunch are all FREE-presented to you by the Sponsors of the 2016 IDPD Committee.

Contact: Leslie Tanzi 


Phone: 780-496-1472